Kevin Sloan - Disassembling the Past - 2014 48 x 108 acrylic on canvas
Kevin Sloan subtly calls our attention to the challenges facing our environment and its “silent inhabitants.” Allegorical in style, Sloan’s paintings are populated with pelicans, whooping cranes or geese that take center stage. Finely crafted and eerily lifelike, these creatures are caught in the most unlikely of circumstances as in the image of a crane teetering atop a bowl of oranges. The painting, like all of his work, is an allegory for the delicate balance between nature and civilization and the need to conserve and respect our natural resources. Borrowing liberally from the past, Sloan openly acknowledges his debt to such 19th century giants as John James Audubon, who is known for his lifelong study of the birds of North America.
Kevin Sloan received a Bachelor of Fine Art from Temple University and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Arizona. He has had numerous one-man and group shows. His work is represented in many public collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe; The Tampa Museum of Art, The Phoenix Museum of Art, and Chase Manhattan Bank among others. This will be his third solo show at Clark Gallery.
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